Centro Português de Fotografia

Institution | Photography

The CPF's main duties are to promote the knowledge and the enjoyment of the photographic heritage of which it is a custodian. It also promotes the safeguarding and enhancement of the archival and photographic heritage, carries out the archival treatment of species, and has been developing and implementing instruments and systems for description, research and access to the documents. It is also in charge of the management and continuity of the National Photography Collection, a unique set of photographic documents of high importance and national interest.


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How to get

Metro: Trindade (all lines), Bolhão (all lines except yellow), Aliados or São Bento (yellow line only)
Train: São Bento Station


Exhibition Center
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (except on Monday): 15h00 to 19h00

Information Unit / Pedro Miguel Frade Library
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: closed

Tuesday to Friday: 1 pm to 5 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: closed

Other Services:
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 12:30 pm and 2 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: closed

The Portuguese Center of Photography is closed on January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1 and December 25


Free entry


Portuguese Center of Photography
Porto Ex-Jail Building and Court of Appeal
Wide Love of Perdition
4050-008 PORTO
Tel: +351 220 046 300
Fax: +351 220 046 301
Email: mail@cpf.dglab.gov.pt
Website: http://cpf.dglab.gov.pt/


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